Directors BFI Tournament - The Greatest BRITISH films

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  1. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Sorry Brook, I missed that.
     
  2. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    MASTER LIST

    Alfie
    Barry Lyndon
    The Belles of St. Trinian's
    Billy Liar
    Black Narcissus
    Blow Up
    Brassed Off
    Brazil
    The Bridge on the River Kwai
    Brief Encounter
    Brighton Rock
    Caravaggio
    Carry On Up The Khyber
    Chariots of Fire
    Chicken Run
    A Clockwork Orange
    The Commitments
    The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover *
    The Cruel Sea
    The Crying Game
    The Dam Busters
    Darling
    The Day of the Jackal
    Distant Voices, Still Lives
    Doctor Zhivago
    Dr. No
    Don't Look Now
    The Draughtsman's Contract
    Educating Rita
    Elizabeth
    The English Patient
    Far From the Madding Crowd
    Fires Were Started
    A Fish Called Wanda
    Four Weddings And A Funeral
    The Full Monty
    Gandhi
    Genevieve
    Get Carter
    The Go-Between
    Goldfinger
    Goodbye Mr. Chips
    Great Expectations
    Gregory's Girl
    Hamlet
    A Hard Day's Night
    Henry V (1944)
    Hope and Glory
    If....
    I Know Where I’m Going
    I'm All Right Jack
    In Which We Serve
    The Ipcress File
    The Italian Job
    Kes
    The Killing Fields
    Kind Hearts and Coronets
    The Ladykillers
    The Lady Vanishes
    The Lavender Hill Mob
    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
    Life is Sweet
    Local Hero
    The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
    The Long Good Friday
    The Madness of King George
    A Man For All Seasons
    The Man in the White Suit
    A Matter of Life and Death
    Mona Lisa
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Monty Python's Life of Brian
    My Beautiful Laundrette
    My Left Foot
    My Name is Joe
    Nil By Mouth
    Odd Man Out
    Oliver!
    Oliver Twist
    Passport to Pimlico
    Peeping Tom
    Performance
    The Railway Children
    The Red Shoes
    The Remains of the Day
    Room at the Top
    A Room With A View
    The Ruling Class
    Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
    Seance on a Wet Afternoon
    Secrets & Lies
    Sense and Sensibility
    The Servant
    Shakespeare in Love
    Small Faces
    Sunday, Bloody Sunday
    A Taste of Honey
    The Third Man
    The 39 Steps
    This Sporting Life
    Tom Jones
    Trainspotting
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Whisky Galore!
    The Wicker Man
    Withnail and I
    Women in Love
    Zulu


    19 spots open

    Nominations

    Alien
    Blackmail *
    Britannia Hospital
    Contraband
    The Devils
    Dr. Strangelove *
    49th Parallel
    The Haunting (1963)
    Help!
    Horror of Dracula *
    How To Succeed In Advertising *
    The Innocents *
    I See A Dark Stranger
    A Kid for Two Farthings
    The Mission
    Night of the Demon
    O Lucky Man! *
    A Passage to India *
    Pink Floyd: The Wall *
    Scrooge (1951) *

    * needs a third

    Once 2 more people use their automatic (see post #14) I'll hand out more noms, seconds & thirds.
     
  3. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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    Second:

    Alien
    Brittania Hospital
    The Haunting
    Help!


    Third:

    Dr. Strangelove
    How to Get Ahead (?) in Advertising
    The Innocents
    Pink Floyd: The Wall


    EDIT: If Time Bandits qualifies, please consider that my "auto-pick". If not someone else can have it.
     
  4. Bill McA

    Bill McA Producer

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    I'll 3rd Horror of Dracula
     
  5. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Scott

    I counted Time Bandits as one of your 4 noms. You have to use up all of the noms before you get an auto.

    5 more nominations for everyone & unlimited seconds & thirds


    List updated

    Nominations

    Alien *
    Blackmail *
    Britannia Hospital *
    Contraband
    The Devils
    Dr. Strangelove *
    49th Parallel
    The Haunting (1963) *
    Help! *
    How To Succeed In Advertising *
    The Innocents *
    I See A Dark Stranger
    A Kid for Two Farthings
    The Mission
    Night of the Demon
    O Lucky Man! *
    A Passage to India *
    Pink Floyd: The Wall *
    Scrooge (1951) *
    Time Bandits
     
  6. MartinTeller

    MartinTeller Screenwriter

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    Nominate:
    Wish You Were Here
     
  7. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Second:

    Night of the Demon
    Time Bandits


    Third:

    Britannia Hospital
    The Haunting
    Scrooge


    Nominate:

    The Asphyx
    The Day the Earth Caught Fire
    Dead of Night
    Lair of the White Worm
    Quatermass and the Pit
     
  8. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    I'll nominate

    Yellow Submarine
    From Russia With Love
    Gaslight
    The Horse's Mouth
    The Mouse That Roared
     
  9. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    More nominations

    And Now for Something Completely Different
    The Collector
    Curse of Frankenstein
    The Elephant Man
    The Hit (1984)
    Jason and the Argonauts
    The Man Who Would Be King
    Matthew Hopkins: Witchfinder General
    The Mummy (1959)
    Night Train to Munich
    Quatermass II: Enemy from Space
    The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
    Straw Dogs
    The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
    Village of the Damned (1960)
    Watership Down



    I'll second
    The Day the Earth Caught Fire
    Dead of Night
    From Russia With Love
    Lair of the White Worm
    Quatermass and the Pit
    49th Parallel
    The Mission


    I'll third
    Pink Floyd: The Wall
    Time Bandits

    Current nominations


    Alien *
    And Now for Something Completely Different
    The Asphyx
    Blackmail *
    The Collector
    Contraband
    Curse of Frankenstein
    The Day the Earth Caught Fire *
    Dead of Night *
    The Devils
    Dr. Strangelove *
    The Elephant Man
    49th Parallel *
    From Russia With Love *
    Gaslight
    Help! *
    The Hit (1984)
    The Horse's Mouth
    How To Succeed In Advertising *
    The Innocents *
    I See A Dark Stranger
    Jason and the Argonauts
    A Kid for Two Farthings
    Lair of the White Worm *
    The Man Who Would Be King
    Matthew Hopkins: Witchfinder General
    The Mission *
    The Mouse That Roared
    The Mummy (1959)
    Night of the Demon *
    Night Train to Munich
    O Lucky Man! *
    A Passage to India *
    Quatermass and the Pit *
    Quatermass II: Enemy from Space
    The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
    Straw Dogs
    The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
    Village of the Damned (1960)
    Watership Down
    Wish You Were Here
    Yellow Submarine



    * seconded & in need of a third
     
  10. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    I'll second:

    The Collector
    The Hit
    The Horse's Mouth
    The Man Who Would Be King
    The Mouse That Roared
    Quatermass II
    Straw Dogs
    Village of the Damned
    Watership Down
    Wish You Were Here


    I'll third:

    Alien
    Dr. Strangelove
    From Russia With Love
     
  11. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    I'll admit to having lost track of the number of 2nds and 3rds I have, but assuming I still have some,

    I'll second Night Train to Munich
     
  12. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    I’m in a holding pattern. Used all my noms and seconds. And unless I can use my thirds for films I’ve already nominated or seconded, I’m stalled.
     
  13. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

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    Are Straw Dogs, Alien, and The Elephant Man British movies? Just because a movie has a British director doesn't make it British. Ditto just because a movie was filmed in England. Weren't these fully financed by American studios/sources?

    2nd
    The Yellow Submarine

    3rd
    The Horses Mouth

    Nominate
    Wonderland
    Ratcatcher
    Metroland
    The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires
     
  14. PhilipG

    PhilipG Cinematographer

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    I'd like to nominate

    Carry On Cruising
    Carry On Cleo
    Sexy Beast
    The Devil Rides Out

    I will second:
    The Mummy ('59)
    The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
    Curse of Frankenstein

    I will third:
    Watership Down
    Night of the Demon
    Straw Dogs *

    * British film? If you're going by financing, then Judge Dredd is a British film. (a lot of people are kicking themselves for not knowing that earlier, I bet)
     
  15. Brook K

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    Well, to me Straw Dogs is a Sam Peckinpah film not a British one. Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia isn't a Mexican film. Cross of Iron isn't a German film. Straw Dogs was mostly bankrolled by ABC. I would just like to know what makes it British other than locale?

    Does that mean that Gangs of New York or Minnelli's Two Weeks In Another Town are Italian because they were filmed at Cinecitta? Are we going to call From Hell a British film because it takes place in London?
     
  16. PhilipG

    PhilipG Cinematographer

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    Straw Dogs was filmed and set in Britain with a 99% British Cast (okay, so Dustin Hoffman was the other 1%, big deal [​IMG] ).

    I wouldn't judge the "nationality" of a film by its financers alone, or its director, but by a proper weighting of the nationalities of its financers, director(s), writer(s), crew, cast and location. IMHO Straw Dogs qualifies as a British film. It's somewhat irrelevant anyway, because as good as it is, there's no way it's going to win this tournament, considering what it's up against. [​IMG]
     
  17. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    OK, I’ll try some of my original suggestions.

    Nominate:

    Man of Aran
    Nanook of the North
    2001
    Eyes Wide Shut


    The later too as I never noticed a ruling on their inadmissibility..


    Third:

    A Passage to India
     
  18. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    I'm a bit confused Lew, since I've already thirded 2001, since someone else had seconded it. [​IMG]
     
  19. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    :b: I’m the one that was confused George. I made a faulty assumption on the collating sequence, believing that numbers came first. So when I did not see 2001 at the top of the list, I thought that somehow it had been overlooked.

    Little did I suspect that Jim would cleverly make the collating sequence for numbers as though they were spelled out words (nothing wrong with this, just surprising), so finding it around ‘Trainspotting’ was unexpected.

    Actually I think that I’ve been confused on this whole tourney. Perhaps it is due to driving on the other side of the road. [​IMG]
     
  20. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

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    Fair enough Phillip

    I'll 2nd Sexy Beast
     

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